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Alabama’s July unemployment rate falls to 3.2%

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Governor Kay Ivey and Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that Alabama’s July 2021 unemployment rate is 3.2%. That's down from June’s rate of 3.3%.

It’s also well below July 2020?s rate of 7.4%. July’s rate represents 71,627 unemployed persons, compared to 73,769 in June and 165,510 in July 2020.

Alabama’s 3.2% remains below the July national rate of 5.4%.

“Each month we edge closer and closer to our pre-pandemic unemployment rate,” said Governor Kay Ivey. “Employers have added over 73,000 jobs in the past year, and nearly 83,000 more people are working today than they were last year. Industries that were hit the hardest are seeing employment numbers increase monthly. We’ll keep working as hard as we can to continue this remarkable progress.”

In July, 2,138,925 people were counted as employed. That's up 82,577 from July 2020.